EFL Trophy - Semi-final
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Bristol Rovers 0-2 Sunderland: Wearsiders through to Chackatrade Trophy final

Sunderland
Will Grigg (centre) gave Sunderland the lead with his second goal for the club

Sunderland will play Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley after beating Bristol Rovers.

Will Grigg gave the visitors a first-half lead when he fired a low shot home just before the break.

Lewis Morgan quickly doubled their lead after the interval with a close-range finish after Jack Bonham parried Lynden Gooch's initial effort.

The Wearsiders were rarely troubled thereafter and will face League One promotion rivals Pompey on 31 March.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5CraigBooked at 86mins
  • 3Holmes-Dennis
  • 24SinclairSubstituted forLinesat 71'minutes
  • 6Upson
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forKellyat 71'minutes
  • 7SercombeBooked at 47mins
  • 10NicholsBooked at 38minsSubstituted forJakubiakat 71'minutes
  • 19Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 14Lines
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 20Reilly
  • 21Smith
  • 26Matthews
  • 28Kelly

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Matthews
  • 30Dunne
  • 12Flanagan
  • 13O'Nien
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 27Power
  • 19McGeadySubstituted forWatmoreat 77'minutes
  • 10HoneymanSubstituted forGoochat 45+2'minutes
  • 17MorganSubstituted forMcGeouchat 84'minutes
  • 22Grigg

Substitutes

  • 8McGeouch
  • 9Wyke
  • 11Gooch
  • 14Watmore
  • 15Baldwin
  • 25Ruiter
  • 33Hume
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
6,699

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away10

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sunderland32104138
2Stoke City U2131203216
3Carlisle311156-14
4Morecambe300336-30

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale32106337
2Bury32016426
3Leicester City U21302156-14
4Fleetwood301237-41

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington32018536
2Macclesfield311168-25
3Blackpool31117704
4West Bromwich Albion U21310245-13

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury32109278
2Manchester City U2132106247
3Crewe310269-33
4Tranmere3003311-80

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Port Vale33005149
2Walsall32016426
3Middlesbrough U21310225-33
4Burton300314-30

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barnsley32105328
2Oldham32018536
3Everton U21302145-12
4Bradford301237-42

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle United U2133008359
2Notts County310256-13
3Doncaster310257-23
4Grimsby310246-23

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Mansfield33007439
2Lincoln City302145-13
3Scunthorpe302134-13
4Wolverhampton Wanderers U21302134-13

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth33008269
2Tottenham Hotspur U2131117434
3Gillingham310229-73
4Crawley301224-22

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge32018446
2Southend32016336
3Colchester310235-23
4Southampton U21310227-53

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea U2132019366
2Newport32015146
3Swindon32014406
4Plymouth3003010-100

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter32104048
2Bristol Rovers32014226
3Yeovil31114224
4West Ham United U21300308-80

M

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham32018626
2Arsenal U2132018716
3Forest Green31116424
4Coventry301216-52

N

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd32017256
2Northampton32014226
3Wycombe320134-16
4Fulham U21300317-60

O

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swansea City U21320125-36
2Wimbledon31116335
3Charlton311110374
4Stevenage3102512-73

P

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32016336
2Peterborough31207615
3Brighton and Hove Albion U2131116605
4MK Dons301259-42
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